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In the loop August 28: Google, Brexit lobby and Uber's expansion by POLITICO Europe
[My take, for EU to thrive, it needs 2 develop & integrate further the 6 killer apps of western nations history, but they dont do that. quite the opposite especially under pressure situations (refugee crisis response: Merkel 'this is EU wide problem, not just Germanys') & that is very much something that speaks 4 Brexit as UK has 2 give up further powers & further struggle 2 be just a prosthetics (not even appendage like science can grow an ear on someones arm) 2 Europe, which gives other countries internal nationalism leverage 2 put barriers in way of really putting Europe on the map of the "world economy," developing/advancing the 6 killer apps 4 Europe. Brexit will be part of Merkel's legacy! Verwalten of status quo. No principles. No vision. No mission. No future.] // European integration itself is a Moonshot project & it looks like that crisis management leading to political crisis, doesnt help at all putting the rocket together in the first place.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Brazil's downgrade | Authers' Note - YouTube
- 6 killer apps not yet properly installed. - // and still dependent on western world demand! aggregate demand via western consumer. // credit bubble and ZIRP/NIRP/QE has run its way largely // private sector could not pick up recovery. no appetite. same for SME SMB mittelstand. excess reserves not lend out because the horse has to drink by itself, can't make the drink. // especially when it has no means to served future credit interest payment coupons and principal repayment with no income growth! for decades. // inequality huts, middle class destoryed. - Career Politicans, Fear, polarisation, inequality, gini coefficient, zeit arbeit, leiharbeit, self-employment, working conditions, ...sozialer abstieg, squeezed middle class, ... insecurity, cloudy future, richard koo: austerity isn't helping!
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Public Lecture by Professor Niall Ferguson 2013-04-09 - YouTube
[6 Killer Apps - ] Degeneration and Regeneration after the GFC // interlude: Margaret Thatcher, the power of ideas in public office, in politics: Nature of freedom, economic freedom & other freedoms. Hayek & Adam Smith // The Great Degeneration (new Book 2013). Theme: The role of institutions in the creation and preservation of freedom. // GFC = "The slight depression." Avoided Great Depression like scenario by policy response (reflation) different to previous history. Talks abt equity market levels back 2 pre-2007 levels. EQUITY/(financial) ASSET PRICES. Bank Bailout! But NOT reached (real economy) escape velocity! Proper recovery! Under Keynes it should be an admission of defeat (bc lack of fiscal stimulus)! Is a sub-plot in the story of western decline! Great reconvergence of west & the rest of the world. // &! &! importance of civil institutions - &! &!
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Saxo Bank CEO On The 'Eurozone Minefield': "This Crisis Will Not Pass" | Zero Hedge
Cyprus was indeed a template for bail ins and that outright confiscatory wealth taxes, disguised as solidarity payments, could be used to raise funds. "The governments of Europe need money, and the private sector has it. It is as simple as that. Be very paranoid," he said, warning investors that the mattress may be a safer place to deposit money over the weekend than their bank accounts. "Frankly, it is a complete mess. And it is a mess that gets worse and worse every day," is how the outspoken truthiness begins, adding, "anyone with a rational view of the world now sees the currency collaboration as a historic failure that can lead to even further fatal consequences for Europe and the continent’s competitiveness vis-à-vis the rest of the world."
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may 2013 by asterisk2a
Ökonomen und Sozialwissenschaftler zweifeln an der Demokratie - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Demokratien haben einen zu kurzen Zeithorizont." [...] Je höher das Wohlstandsniveau, desto wichtiger werden den Bürgern immaterielle Werte wie Freiheit, Rechtssicherheit oder demokratische Teilhabe.
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april 2013 by asterisk2a
Bundestag: Fraktionen wollen Rederecht der Parlamentarier einschränken - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Politik
German Bundestag, current coalition under Merkel, plans to limit speeches @Bundestag; those who are not in line with their parties are not allowed to speak in front of the Bundestag.

... Ian Bremmer, Niall Fergueson, et al are right - this is a Political Crisis.

Political Turmoil ...

But this time around, it's not just Japan that is in turmoil — it's all over the world. Italy and Greece are controlled by technocrats. Look at Britain ... that young boy (Prime Minister David Cameron) can't handle it, (German Chancellor Angela) Merkel can't put things together, and even (U.S. President Barack) Obama is failing — though Obama might be in a relatively good mood because the Republicans are worse (laugh). So there is political turmoil all over the place."
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april 2012 by asterisk2a
Ferguson Discusses His New Book, 'Civilization' (Audio)

Nov 9, 2011

Niall Ferguson, professor of history at Harvard University, discusses his new book, "Civilization: The West and the Rest." He says "western dominance is coming to an end under our watch." Ferguson speaks with Bloomberg's Sara Eisen and Michael McKee on "Bloomberg On the Economy" on Bloomberg Radio.

- not knowing history invites dangerous ignorance
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november 2011 by asterisk2a
Niall Ferguson Discusses U.S. Debt, `Bond Vigilantes' - Bloomberg
Niall Ferguson Discusses U.S. Debt, `Bond Vigilantes'

July 6 (Bloomberg) -- Niall Ferguson, a professor at Harvard University, talks about so-called bond vigilantes and the U.S.'s debt position and fiscal policy. Ferguson talks with Erik Schatzker on Bloomberg Television's "InsideTrack." (This is an excerpt. Source: Bloomberg)
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july 2010 by asterisk2a
Why Niall Ferguson is still bearish - The Globe and Mail
The stock market rally has been largely due to near-zero interest rates and a weaker dollar. In foreign currency terms there's been no rally.

Excessively loose monetary policy causes asset bubbles and excessively loose monetary policy is what we have now. It's a little early to start pointing figures and calling things ‘bubbles,' however. Many prices are simply returning to their trend growth line after the collapse that occurred a year ago.
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november 2009 by asterisk2a

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